ATT 2008

5th Workshop on AGENTS IN TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
@ Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), Estoril, Portugal

Electronic Abstract Submission: Jan. 28th, 2008
Full Paper Submission: Jan, 31th, 2008
Notifications of acceptance/rejection: Feb, 25th, 2008
Camera Ready Version: March, 5th, 2008
Workshop Date: May, 13th, 2008

  Program    Accepted Papers    Submission    Commitees

The domain of traffic and transportation is geographically and functionally distributed; its subsystems have a high degree of autonomy, and typically we need to deal with settings with a variety of dynamics including the real-time constraints. Consequently, many applications in this domain can be adequately modelled as autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. As a result of this modelling one could also meet the growing interest in making traffic and transportation more secure, efficient, resource-saving and ecological.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together in order to share their views on how large-scale complex transportation systems can be modelled, simulated, and managed - both at micro and at macro level - employing techniques of autonomous agents.

Main topics:

  • agent-based applications in traffic, transportation, and logistics
  • agent-based approaches to modelling driver behaviour
  • coordination in multiagent transportation systems
  • agent-based simulation of transportation systems
  • intelligent peer-to-peer transportation systems
  • mobile devices and agents in transportation systems
  • collaborative driving
  • autonomous driving
  • agent-based pedestrian and crowd simulation

Revised and extended versions of selected ATT-2008 papers will be published in Elsevier's journal "TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES" (Impact Factor 0.767  according to the JCR 2007). The revised and extended versions must take into account the discussion held during the workshop; Hence, only those papers that are presented during the workshop will  be considered for inclusion in the TR-C special issue. An additional review and selection cycle will start shortly after the workshop.

Program


9:00am Opening and Welcome
9:00am - 11:00 am: Session 1 Simulation
  • Bottlenecks and Congestion in Evacuation Scenarios: A Microscopic Evacuation Simulation for Large-Scale Disasters Gregor Lämmel, Marcel Rieser, Kai Nagel (30 Minutes)
  • Geosimulation of Parking in the City Itzhak Benenson, Karel Martens (30 Minutes)
  • Incorporating time and income constraints in dynamic agent-based models of activity generation and time use: approach and illustration, Theo Arentze, Dick Ettema, Harry Timmermans (30 Minutes)
  • Extending microscopic traffic modelling with the concept of situated agents Paulo Ferreira, Edgar Esteves, Rosaldo Rossetti, Eugénio Oliveira. (15 Minutes)
  • A Multi-Agent Geo-Simulation Approach for the Identification of Risky Areas for Trains Nabil Sahli, Mehdi Mekni, Bernard Moulin (15 Minutes)
11:00am - 11:30am: Coffee Break
11:30am - 13:00pm: Session 2 Management
  • Agent oriented approach to Transportation Regulation Support System Flavien Balbo, Suzanne Pinson (30 Minutes)
  • MADARP: An Agent Architecture for Flexible Passenger Transportation Claudio Cubillos, Franco Guidi-Polanco, Claudio Demartini (30 Minutes)
  • Multi-Agent Technology for Air Traffic Control and Incident Management in Airport Airspace Vladimir Gorodetsky, Oleg Karsaev, Vladimir Samoylov and Victor Skormin (15 Minutes)
  • Towards a Reliable Air Traffic Control Minh Nguyen-Duc, Zahia Guessoum, Jean-François Perrot, Olivier Marin, Jean-Pierre Briot (15 Minutes)
13:00pm - 15:00pm: Lunch Break
15:00am - 16:30pm: Session 3 Routing and Intersection Control
  • Agent Performance in Vehicle Routing when the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty Tamas Mahr, Jordan Srour, Mathijs de Weerdt, Rob Zuidwijk (30 Minutes)
  • Multi-agent Model Predictive Control of Signaling Split in Urban Traffic Networks Lucas Barcelos de Oliveira, Eduardo Camponogara (30 Minutes)
  • Mitigating Catastrophic Failure at Intersections of Autonomous Vehicles Kurt Dresner, Peter Stone (15 Minutes)
  • Replacing the Stop Sign: Unmanaged Intersection Control for Autonomous Vehicles Mark VanMiddlesworth, Kurt Dresner, Peter Stone(15 Minutes)
16:30pm - 17:00pm: Coffee Break
17:00am - 18:30pm: Session 4 Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
  • Exploring the potential of multiagent learning for autonomous intersection management Matteo Vasirani, Sascha Ossowski (30 Minutes)
  • A study of collaborative influence mechanisms for highway convoy driving Majid Ali Khan, Damla Turgut, Ladislau Boloni (30 Minutes)
  • Round Table

Accepted Papers


Incorporating time and income constraints in dynamic agent-based models of activity generation and time use: approach and illustration, Theo Arentze, Dick Ettema, Harry Timmermans (pdf)
Agent oriented approach to Transportation Regulation Support System Flavien Balbo, Suzanne Pinson (pdf)

Multi-agent Model Predictive Control of Signaling Split in Urban Traffic Networks Lucas Barcelos de Oliveira, Eduardo Camponogara (pdf)

Geosimulation of Parking in the City Itzhak Benenson, Karel Martens (pdf)
MADARP: An Agent Architecture for Flexible Passenger Transportation Claudio Cubillos, Franco Guidi-Polanco, Claudio Demartini (pdf)
A study of collaborative influence mechanisms for highway convoy driving Majid Ali Khan, Damla Turgut, Ladislau Boloni (pdf)
Bottlenecks and Congestion in Evacuation Scenarios: A Microscopic Evacuation Simulation for Large-Scale Disasters Gregor Lämmel, Marcel Rieser, Kai Nagel (pdf)
Agent Performance in Vehicle Routing when the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty Tamas Mahr, Jordan Srour, Mathijs de Weerdt, Rob Zuidwijk (pdf)
Exploring the potential of multiagent learning for autonomous intersection management Matteo Vasirani, Sascha Ossowski (pdf)
Mitigating Catastrophic Failure at Intersections of Autonomous Vehicles Kurt Dresner, Peter Stone (pdf)
Extending microscopic traffic modelling with the concept of situated agents Paulo Ferreira, Edgar Esteves, Rosaldo Rossetti, Eugénio Oliveira. (pdf)
Replacing the Stop Sign: Unmanaged Intersection Control for Autonomous Vehicles Mark VanMiddlesworth, Kurt Dresner, Peter Stone (pdf)
Towards a Reliable Air Traffic Control Minh Nguyen-Duc, Zahia Guessoum, Jean-François Perrot, Olivier Marin, Jean-Pierre Briot (pdf)
A Multi-Agent Geo-Simulation Approach for the Identification of Risky Areas for Trains Nabil Sahli, Mehdi Mekni, Bernard Moulin (pdf)
Multi-Agent Technology for Air Traffic Control and Incident Management in Airport Airspace Vladimir Gorodetsky, Oleg Karsaev, Vladimir Samoylov and Victor Skormin (pdf)

 

Contributions should not exceed ten pages (pls use the ACM template available at ACM Homepage, or the IFAAMAS template from the AAMAS page) and should be written in English. Contributions should include the title, author(s) name(s), and affiliation including e-mail address, and should include an abstract. Electronic submission of documents in PDF or compressed PostScript only via the EasyChair System for ATT2008.

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Organizing Commitee
Ana L. C. Bazzan, UFRGS (Brazil) - bazzan[]inf.ufrgs.br
Franziska Kluegl, Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany) - kluegl[]informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)- sossowski[]acm.org


Programme Commitee
Eduardo Alonso (City University London, UK)
Theo Arentze (TU Eindhoven, NL)
Vicent Botti (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)
Brahim Chaib-Draa (Laval University, CA)
Paul Davidsson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Hussein Dia (University of Queensland, Australia)
Kurt Dresner (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Khaled Ghedira (SOIE/MIAD-ISG, Tunisia)
Josefa Hernandez (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
Tom Holvoet (KI Leuven, Belgium)
Koichi Kurumatani (AIST, Odaiba, JP)
Kai Nagel (TU Berlin)
Luis Nunes (Universidade de Porto, Portugal)
Eugenio Oliveira (Universidade de Porto, Portugal)
Guido Rindsfüser (Emch&Berger, Bern, CH)
Rosaldo Rosetti (Universidade de Porto, Portugal)
Andreas Schadschneider (University of Cologne, Germany)
Kardi Teknomo (Arsenal Research, Austria)
Harry Timmermans (TU Eindhoven, NL)
Sabine Timpf (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Kagan Tumer (Oregon State University, USA)
Guiseppe Vizzari (University of Milan, Italy)
Peter Wagner (DLR, Germany)
Joachim Wahle (TraffGo GmbH, Germany)
Danny Weyns (KU Leuven, Belgium)